How One New Yorker is Making Space

In 2014, writer-activist-producer Agunda Okeyo dreamed up Sisters of Comedy, a monthly showcase that features Black women comedians at Caroline’s on Broadway. Okeyo started producing the show, which was originally held at Gotham Comedy Club, because she’d been working in comedy clubs and wanted to have a bigger impact in the industry. Okeyo grew up with a third-generation African feminist mother, who went to Harvard and now lives in Kenya. Sisters of Comedy is one of Okeyo’s forms of activism.

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